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100 songs from 2008!

I started this tradition last year, though someone else started it first a couple years ago and continues it. It’s a neat way to sum up a year of music: 100 great songs by 100 different artists. If you’re a regular listener you’ve probably already heard almost all of them but this is a chance to own their souls as it is in torrent form. So go grab it grab it.


A. R. Rahman – Mausam & Escape
Air France – Collapsing At Your Doorstep
Alejandro Escovedo – Nuns Song
Amadou & Mariam – Sabali
Atmosphere – You
Azeda Booth – Big Fists
Barry Adamson – The Beaten Side Of Town
Beach House – D.A.R.L.I.N.G.
The Black Keys – Things Ain’t Like They Used to Be
Black Mountain – Wucan
Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy – For Every Field There’s a Mole
Bruno Pronsato – Slowley Gravely
The Bug – Murder We (feat. Ricky Ranking)
Cadence Weapon – True Story
Calexico – Man Made Lake
The Chap – Fun and Interesting
Clark – Volcan Veins
The Constantines – Our Age
Crystal Castles – Courtship Dating
Cut Copy – So Haunted
David Byrne and Brian Eno – Strange Overtones
Death Cab For Cutie – Grapevine Fires
Deerhunter – Nothing Ever Happened
Department Of Eagles – No One Does It Like You
Destroyer – Shooting Rockets (From the Desk of Night’s Ape)
DeVotchKa – The Clockwise Witness
DJ Rupture – Quest, Team Shadetek – Mirage, Brooklyn Anthem (acapella)
The Dodos – Winter
Drive-By Truckers – Two Daughters And A Beautiful Wife
The Drones – Nail It Down
Elbow – The Fix
Ellen Allien – Elphine
Erykah Badu – Soldier
Frightened Rabbit – I Feel Better
Fuck Buttons – Sweet Love for Planet Earth
Fucked Up – Son the Father
Gang Gang Dance – House Jam
The Gaslight Anthem – Great Expectations
Grails – Predestination Blues
Grizzly Bear – Two Weeks
Grouper – Stuck
Hercules & Love Affair – Blind
The Hold Steady – One for the Cutters
Jacaszek – Lament
James Blackshaw – Past Has Not Passed
Jamie Lidell – Another Day
Kleerup – Thank You for Nothing
Koushik – Be With
Lindstrom – Where You Go I Go Too
Louis Guilliaume – Fucked Up
Love Is All – New Beginnings
Luomo – Have You Ever (feat. Cassy)
Lykke Li – Breaking It Up
M83 – Kim & Jessie
Man Man – The Ballad Of Butter Beans
Marlena Shaw – California Soul (Diplo/Mad Decent Remix)
Max Tundra – Which Song
MGMT – Time to Pretend
Mount Eerie With Julie Doiron And Fred Squire – You Swan Go On
The Mountain Goats – Lovecraft In Brooklyn
The Neighbourhood Council – Liver and Tan
Neon Neon – Trick For Treat (Feat. Spank Rock & Sean Tillmann)
Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds – Lie Down Here (And Be My Girl)
Nico Muhly – Mothertongue Pt. 1: Archive
No Age – Things I Did When I Was Dead
Okkervil River – Lost Coastlines
Osborne – Downtown
Paavoharju – Kevatrumpu
Parov Stelar – Fleur De Lille – Original Mix
Pete And The Pirates – Come On Feet
Plants and Animals – Bye Bye Bye
Ponytail – Beg Waves
Portishead – We Carry On
Prosumer and Murat Tepeli – Serenity
Quiet Village – Free Rider
Ricardo Villalobos – Enfants (Chants)
Roots Manuva – Let the Spirit
The Ruby Suns – There Are Birds
The Rural Alberta Advantage – Don’t Haunt This Place
Sam Phillips – Don’t Do Anything
Shearwater – Rooks
Shed – Estrang├ę
Sigur Ros – Gobbledigook
Silver Jews – Aloyisius, Bluegrass Drummer
Snowman – We Are The Plague
Son Lux – Break
Sons & Daughters – Gilt Complex
Subtle – Unlikely Rock Shock
Sun Kil Moon – Lost Verses
Syclops – NR17
The Tallest Man On Earth – The Gardner
Thomas Brinkmann – Meadow
Thomas Function – Snake In The Grass
TV on the Radio – DLZ
Vampire Weekend – Walcott
The Very Best (Esau Mwamwaya & Radioclit) – Wena
The Walkmen – I Lost You
The Week That Was – The Airport Line
Wolf Parade – Fine Young Cannibals
Zazen Boys – Asobi

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